Rights of disabled persons discussed by Parliament


The Ministry of Population Development and Social Protection hosted an open discussion on a revised version of the draft law on the rights of people with disabilities, on Wednesday. The head of the ministry, S.Erdene, introduced the concept of the draft bill and representatives of disabled persons, officials, and authorities of the ministry exchanged views on the proposals made.
The Parliament of Mongolia approved the convention on rights of persons with disabilities through additional protocol in December 2008 to provide and protect the rights of Mongolian people with disabilities. The convention took effect in Mongolia when the United Nations officially registered Mongolia in 2009.
However, some provisions of the law are not clear about how they will be adhered to, and the state’s demands and mechanisms to implement some provisions are poor. Wednesday’s discussions were focused on resolving these issues.
Female parliamentarians are actively attending discussions about the rights of persons with disabilities. Supporters of the draft bill say that the living environments, opportunities to study, rights to employment, and provisions for healthcare are limited for those living with disabilities compared to ordinary citizens.
When a child is born with disabilities they face many difficulties to pursue education and become an active member of society. The main purpose of the bill is to provide a guarantee to parents of children with disabilities to provide these basic rights to their children, reported the Press and Public Communication Department of Parliament.

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